IFI commits over £100k to Ballymena based Carson Project

A Ballymena based project is one of nine Personal Youth Development Projects and nine Peace Impact projects to share in a £2.6m funding kitty confirmed today by The International Fund for Ireland.

Jason Whitcroft, Antrim, won the Simmental championship at the Randox Antrim Show. He is pictured with judge Zara Clarke from Armagh. Picture: Julie Hazelton

Big turnout of livestock at Antrim Show

This year’s Antrim Show attracted a tremendous turnout of livestock with over 300 cattle entered for the various classes. The highlight of the day was the final of the McLarnon’s Dairy Cow of the Year event with the Championship awarded to the Ayrshire 4th calver Sandyford Honest Blizzard EX94(2).

Kenneth Rock (centre, pictured with Mark and Andrew McAuley, is the leading actor in the part of Harry Loveless in 'Just the Ticket!' by John Waterhouse being performed by  Ballymena based amateur dramatic group, The Country Players, in Portrush Town Hall from
Wednesday to Saturday, July 26-29.

Country Players ready to be ‘Just the Ticket’ on stage

Ballymena based amateur dramatic group, The Country Players, will be performing “Just the Ticket!” by John Waterhouse in Portrush Town Hall from Wednesday to Saturday, July 26-29.

Party in the Park returns to Antrim Castle Gardens on Sunday,  July 30.

Party in the Park on Sunday

The Party in the Park returns to Antrim Castle Gardens on Sunday, July 30, from 1-5pm.

UFU president Barclay Bell is encouraging farmers and their family members to share their stories and memories of the UFU for its centenary.

Ulster Farmers’ Union wants to hear your stories and memories

The Ulster Farmers’ Union is calling on farmers and their families members, young and old, to share their stories and memories about the UFU and farming over the past 100 years as it gears up to mark its centenary year in 2018.

Ubblahkan are set to perform at Sunflowerfest.

Acclaimed Newtownabbey act confirmed for Sunflower Fest

An internationally acclaimed DJ and production duo from Newtownabbey whose music has taken them to gigs around the globe from London and New York to Ibiza and Dubai have been announced as part of the full line-up for Sunflowerfest.

Bizet’s thrilling opera ‘Carmen’ coming to Millennium Forum

Bizet’s thrilling opera ‘Carmen’ coming to Millennium Forum

Passion, manipulation and jealousy come to the Millennium Forum when Foyle Opera, in association with North West Opera, present Bizet’s Carmen on August 4 and 5.

Lolabelle from Dogs Trust Ballymena has been at the Rehoming Centre for more than a year and remains overlooked by potential dog owners.

New campaign to find forever homes for dogs

Dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust, has launched a new rehoming campaign to raise awareness of the plight of the thousands of unwanted dogs here and across the UK.

Chance for a local school to win �750 and �1,000 for the winning pupil

Film contest open to local schools

Local schoolchildren have the chance to win £1,000 by designing a short film over the summer on the subject of reducing child abuse and neglect.

TV personality, Clare McCollum and U105 Presenter, Frank Mitchell, join SuperValu Customer Manager, Geoff Johnston (centre), to remind people that time is running out to nominate your SuperValu SuperStars. People across Northern Ireland are being called on to nominate their local heroes, as part of a major new campaign to uncover our most inspirational individuals. Finalists will attend a prestigious ceremony in Parliament Buildings on November 22nd, hosted by radio and TV personalities Frank Mitchell and Claire McCollum and will each receive SuperValu vouchers. The overall SuperValu SuperStar will walk away with a five-star family holiday.. Entries close on 19th August 2017. 

The search is on to find County Antrim Superstars

The people of County Antrim have been nominating who their local SuperStars are and as the deadline of August 19 is fast approaching, SuperValu is reminding residents in East Antrim to get their nominations in.


Antrim bands and lodges at Cloughfern demonstration

Cloughfern in Newtownabbey was the venue for this year’s East Antrim Combine Twelfth demonstration

Andrea who ran the Edinburgh half marathon in memory of Christopher McKee, who died of meningitis in 2011. His mother Anna is pictured, right

Ballymena woman inspiration for friend’s marathon fund raiser

Everyone has heard of Couch to 5K which aims to enable those more familiar with the comfort of their sofa than exercising, to start leading a healthier lifestyle through moderate exercise.

Home alone

Children's charity urges parents not to leave children home alone in summer months

The NSPCC is urging parents in Northern Ireland to think carefully before leaving their children home alone during the summer holidays after its Helpline referred dozens of cases to the PSNI and children’s services after receiving calls and emails from members of the public worried about unsupervised youngsters.
Ceili participants and organisers at the ARCHEST Festival,

Randalstown hosts another successful ARCHES Festival

Randalstown is reeling from the huge success of its latest annual Arches Community Festival.

Pictured are Fred Duncan, Chairman of Antrim Agricultural Society, Jason Webster, Randox Health Sales Manage; and James Clements, President of Antrim Agricultural Society.

‘Take a stroll through country life’ as Shane’s Castle showtime looms

Randox Antrim Show takes splace on Saturday (July 22), at Shane’s Castle Estate.

The Food Awards Northern Ireland 2017

IN FULL: Winners of The Food Awards Northern Ireland 2017

The winners of the 2017 Food Awards Northern Ireland have been revealed.
Whats on

SLIDESHOW: Book a first class ticket to Air Waves Portrush 2017

You’ll be assured of a first class experience at Air Waves Portrush with a range of hospitality packages on sale now.


Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

The secret to a long life might be three cups of coffee as a landmark study reveals it reduces the risk of death from all disease.

The Blue Stack Mountain Boys will be among the performers at this years Cairncastle Ulster Scots Festival.

Cairncastle Ulster Scots Festival ready to hit a musical high note

International bands playing a mixture of Irish, Scottish, Country and Bluegrass music will be among the noteworthy line-up of performance talent at the 2017 Cairncastle Ulster Scots Bluegrass & Folk cross community Festival.

Goalball Roadshow at Antrim Forum on Saturday

Goalball Roadshow at Antrim Forum on Saturday

The Goalball Roadshow comes to Antrim Forum on Saturday offering a free active opportunity for people with sight loss.

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